Indication of UNP/GLN and GTIN during registration of EAC Declarations of conformity
From January 1, the Order № 478 entered into force (except for certain provisions). The document establishes new uniform rules for registering declarations with the requirements of technical regulations of the Russian Federation and EAC standards.
It shall be governed by the order of Ministry of economic development of 31 July 2020 no. 478 "On approval of the procedure of registration of EAC declarations and order of formation and conducting the uniform register"
In particular, according to paragraph 7.1 of Order No. 478 if products are manufactured outside the territory of EAC countries, the statement on registration of the Declaration should contain UNP/GLN (Unique enterprise number/Global Location Number, global location number, then – GLN) in respect of a production site, and international code GTIN (Global Trade Item Number, then – GTIN). It allows identifying the declaration object.
After considering numerous appeals of representatives of the business community on the issue of Declaration containing GLN and GTIN the Ministry of economic development adopted an order No. 877. on December 30, 2020. This document states a transitional period in respect to the above-mentioned order.
Currently, this order is sent for state registration to the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation. The amendments to Order No. 478 will come into force from the date of its official publication.
In addition, we note that the specialized service for automated electronic registration of declarations currently provides the possibility of entering GLN and GTIN codes.
At the same time, taking into account the provisions of Order No. 877 of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation dated December 30, 2020, the applicant's lack of this information and the inability to enter it into the specialized register does not currently prevent the registration of declarations of conformity.